Sweet Soreness

It’s official, I am sore!  I’ve had three great workout in three days and they kicked my booty!

After last week was filled with fun, parties, events and weddings, it was great to sweat out some of that celebrating. :)

I started my Cinco de Mayo with a 7 mile run down the east river to the Brooklyn Bridge. I forgot how great the people watching on long runs can be.  Last week, I watched many couples strolling across the Williamsburg Bridge with their La Columbe. This past weekend, I literally ran right into a movie set, until I was chased out my some assistants.  It may not be the prettiest path, but you just never know what you are going to run into on the east river.

The Brooklyn Half is only two weeks away, so it’s nose to the grindstone with training.  I don’t think I am going to taper, as I really need to get in some milage this weekend.

Speaking of running, on Monday, I hit up Barry’s Bootcamp with Meri.

It kills me every time.  It’s a workout you could do on your own at any gym, and yet, I almost don’t mind paying to have an instructor kick my butt into oblivion.  It was Barry’s Classic:  two treadmill sets and two strength sets. Here is one of our treadmill workouts that is easy to incorporate into your gym routine:

  • Warm up: 2 minutes jog
  • 1 minute of each:
  • 7.0 (or starting at 8.0 if you are fast!)
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 8.0
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.0
  • 2 minute cool down

Yesterday morning I met Ashley at Uplift for a 6:30AM workout. I went from Barry’s to Uplift with only dinner and sleep in between.  The cardio class is really growing on me.  It’s one song of cardio (6 total throughout the class) and then a set of strength focusing on one muscle set.  There was lots of arm work yesterday. This explains why I can barely lift my arms this morning.  Fortunately, there’s no heavy lifting on the schedule.

I was hoping to get in 5 miles outside today, but the crazy rain means I might be treadmill bound this afternoon! Fingers crossed for evening sun!

One response to “Sweet Soreness

  1. That workout totally kicked my butt. I went home after and ate everything. Literally all the food I had in my possession.
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